FAQ

What is the difference between UK and EU registered Trademarks?

A UK registered trademarks will protect your right in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, this is ideal if you do not plan on trading anywhere outside of the UK. They are registered on a first come first serve basis.

A EU trademark or Community Trademark protects your rights in the 28 member countries of the EU, making it a good option if you plan on conducting business abroad within these countries or if you ever plan on expanding into the EU. They are also registered on a first come first serve basis and are a cost efficient way of obtaining rights in these countries through a single application, as the use of a community trademark in one member countries is deemed use throughout the EU.

The current member states of the Community Trademark system are:

Austria

Eire

Italy

Portugal

Belgium

Estonia

Latvia

Romania

Bulgaria

Finland

Lithuania

Slovakia

Croatia

France

Luxembourg

Slovenia

Cyprus

Germany

Malta

Spain

Czech Republic

Greece

Netherlands

Sweden

Denmark

Hungary

Poland

UK

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